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NEATE's bookshelf: read

3 of 5 stars
The science fiction novel revolves around a school that educates promising young minds in the art of persuasion. These young people become powerful "poets" who are able to manipulate and kill through the power of words. -Sarah L.
The Impossible Knife of Memory
4 of 5 stars
This young adult novel follows the story of a teenager who is coping with a parent who suffers from PTSD. The female character also struggles with her own memories of her past as well as fitting in in a new school. -Sarah L.
Leaving Time
4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the "elephant parts" of the book. Picoult does a great job with research for her novels. I knew the "twist" at the end while reading it and enjoyed seeing it developed. I had a few students who read it independently (w...
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
4 of 5 stars
My quest for more YA literature featuring LGBTQ characters led me to this gem. The story follows Simon as he exchanges flirty emails with the mysterious "Blue" and simultaneously navigates the everyday realities of teen life. Simon is a ...


2016 NEATE Conference

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Important Conference Information!
October 20, 2016

We want you to know that it is still possible for you to attend the conference.  We welcome you. Please, however, no longer register by mail, fax, or email.  Come to the conference and register on site.



 New England Association of Teachers of English invites you to attend our 114th fall conference,

Celebrating Authentic Teaching and Learning

 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, Massachusetts   

OCTOBER 21-22, 2016


NEATE's annual conference theme, Celebrating Authentic Teaching and Learning, will remind us why we became teachers and celebrate what we do. As educators, we aim to involve students in work that matters: work that not only captivates them, but inspires them to become lifelong learners. We engage students in work that embraces 

choice and interest, has real purposes and audiences, and extends beyond the classroom or school walls. This year's conference will celebrate teachers as learners, and conference sessions will help teachers to continue engaging students in authentic learning experiences each and every day.

Headlining the conference will be two speakers who extend their passion for writing beyond the classroom walls. Friday's luncheon speaker, Rhina P. Espaillat, is a bilingual American poet and translator who has published thirteen books, comprising collections of poetry, essays, short stories and translations. She has collaborated with the founders of the Newburyport Literary Festival, and co-founded the Powow River Poets, a renowned local poetry society, as well as the Fresh Meadows Poets, a group in Queens, New York that has been active since 1986. As a writer, she emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the poet and the invisible reader, and the value of the poet’s knowledge of and attention to the craft that makes the art of poetry possible. As an experienced educator, she brings to her remarks a double perspective, blending teaching and writing.

                                                                                                Saturday's speaker will be Penny Kittle, a K-12 literacy coach who directs new-teacher mentoring for the North Conway, New Hampshire School District. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books with Heinemann including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves —Inside Writing and Quick Writes.  Penny Kittle has been named the 2015 Exemplary Leader from the Conference on English Leadership for NCTE.  In 2009, Penny received NCTE's prestigious Britton Award for Write Beside Them.        

2015 NEATE Conference

Annual conference for New England Association of Teachers of English.

Posted by New England Association of Teachers of English - NEATE on Saturday, October 31, 2015


NEATE Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the 1st Annual NEATE Writing Contest for Students!

Middle School

Nonfiction - Grace Castonguay from Oyster River Middle School, NH for “The Second Moment.”

Sponsoring Teacher: Susie Renner.

Fiction – Emily Dallaire from Nottingham School, NH for “Through Copper Eyes.”

Sponsoring Teacher: Erin Elwood.

Poetry – Elizabeth Engalichev from Oyster River Middle School, NH for “Moments.”

Sponsoring Teacher: Linda Rief.

High School

Nonfiction – Abdi Osman from Medford High School, MA for “My Bliss.”

Sponsoring Teacher: Jody Liu.

Fiction – Marry Ann Orfanos from Masconomet Regional High School, MA (piece untitled).

Sponsoring Teacher: Shannon Murphy

Poetry – Bridget MacNeill from Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, MA for “I Remember my Strength.”

Sponsoring Teacher: Karin Kayser.

Thank you to everyone who submitted!! We look forward to reading more of your work in the future! Keep Writing!

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